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Wednesday, 27 April 2016

Ju-on: The Curse (2000)

The first of the feature-length entries in the Ju-on stories, albeit a straight to video one (V-Cinema). Because I started with the later cinema release (namely The Grudge (2002)), going backwards makes it seems like a cheaper version of what followed. But don't confuse 'cheaper' with 'poor-man's', because it does just as well with what it had to work with. And while the structure is the same, the 4:3 frame makes the house feel more cramped, a situation that may be even more uncomfortable to some viewers.
Overall, the production is less refined but arguably more personal than its bigger budget siblings. Of the six segments, the fifth is the best. If you want them linear you'll have to piece it together in your head.

3 meeeooowwws out of 5

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